December Packages

Available 1st - 24th December 

Le Benaix offers a blend of French and English Cuisine. The former Wheatsheaf site located on the old A130 has been transformed and refurbished beyond recognition, yet has maintained many of its original period features.

With beautiful views across the countryside our Orangery & Tudor Room are available for Private Functions for your celebration or event.

 

Throughout December tables of over 8 people will usually be seated in our orangery area and will be served the party menu below.

Our Lunch service starts at midday & evening service from 5:30pm.

 

Christmas Party Menu 2017

Monday – Saturday Lunchtime: Three courses £24.95 or Two course £19.95
Monday – Saturday Evening: Three courses £29.95 or Two courses £24.95

 

Starters

Curried parsnip veloute, coriander oil, croutons
Duck liver parfait, pear chutney, brioche
Prawn Marie rose, cucumber, tomato, gem lettuce
Beetroot & goats cheese cannelloni, beetroot textures, cress
Trout gravlax, avocado mousse, keta caviar, pickled daikon
Moules Mariniere, cream, white wine, sourdough

 

Mains

Roasted breast of turkey, roast potatoes, creamed sprouts, seasonal vegetables, bread sauce, red wine jus
Slow cooked boeuf bourguignon, turnip ketchup, pomme puree, red wine jus
Confit pork belly, bubble & squeak, black pudding, pea puree, jus
Poached chicken breast, mushroom & truffle puree, dauphinois, sautéed greens, chicken jus
Pan roasted salmon, caper crushed potatoes, spinach, herb noisette
Butternut squash risotto, wilted roquette, candy seeds, curry oil

 

Desserts

Christmas pudding, brandy sauce, apple, sultana & cranberry compote
Hazelnut brownie, chocolate sauce, Nutella Ice cream, candied hazel nuts
Mandarin cheesecake, mandarin gel, meringue, white chocolate snow, white chocolate gel
Walnut & coffee Dacquoise, walnut crumb, chestnut ice cream, Tia Maria gel
Pear Bakewell, pear gel, gingerbread ice cream, poached pear

*Selections of the finest French & English cheeses,
house chutney, celery, grapes, biscuits & breads.
*(£3.00 suppl instead of dessert or £6 per head as a forth course sharing dish for the table)

 

Exclusive use rates

** Early booking offer **
When booking exclusive use of either our Orangery or Tudor room before the 30th September for a date between the 1st and the 6th of December the hire charge will be wavered.

 

Orangery

Monday – Tuesday: Free of charge
Wednesday – Thursday: £300.00
Friday – Sunday: £400.00

Exclusive use of our orangery includes:
Own private entrance with Red carpet & canopy.
Private bar with designated staff for your function.
Functions Manager on hand to plan prior and on the day to assist.
Waiting & Bar staff designated to your party only.
Printed Table plan & place names for your guests
Direct access to own Facilities.
Crisp table linen & napkins.
Fine dining crockery, glassware & cutlery.
Complimentary selection of breads
Unlimited Still & Sparkling bottled filter water.
Complimentary Tea or Coffee after your meal.

 

Tudor Room

Monday – Tuesday: Free of charge
Wednesday – Thursday: £150.00
Friday – Sunday: £200.00

Exclusive use of our Tudor room includes:
Private area for you and your guests
Functions Manager on hand to plan prior and on the day to assist.
Your own designated server for your party only.
(Who can be called on via our intercom system if required)
Printed Table plan & place names for your guests
Direct access to own Facilities.
Crisp table linen & napkins.
Fine dining crockery, glassware & cutlery.
Complimentary selection of breads
Unlimited Still & Sparkling bottled filter water.
Complimentary Tea or Coffee after your meal.

 

Drinks Packages
Drinks Package 1 - £15 per head

Each guest will have the choice of two welcome drinks selected by the organiser.
(1 per person)
• Buck’s Fizz
• Choice of Mocktail
• Pimms
• Continental Beers
Your choice of up to three wines for the table with half bottle per head
• Le Bosq Blanc, France
• Chardonnay. Tierra Alta
• Merlot, Casa Vista, Chile
• Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, Italy
• Le Bosq Rose, France

 

Drinks Package 2 - £20 per head

Each guest will have the choice of two welcome drinks selected by the organiser.
(1 per person)
• Prosecco, Superior Asolo
• Kir Royale
• Bombay Sapphire Gin &Tonics
• Continental Beers
• Choice of Mocktails
Your choice of up to three wines for the table with half bottle allocated per head
• Sauvignon Blanc, Luis Felipe Edwards, Chile
• Chenin Blanc, Keline Zalze, South Africa
• Cabernet Sauvignon, Kleine Zalze, Stellenbosch, South Africa
• Pinot Noir Chevalier George, France
• Pinot Grigio Rose, Parini, Italy

 

Drinks Package 3 - £25 per head

Each guest will have the choice of two welcome drinks selected by the organiser.
(1 per person)
• A glass of house Champagne
• Mojito
• LB Bellini
• Your Choice from Gin & Tonic Menu
• Continental Beers
• Choice of Mocktails
Your choice of up to three wines for the table with half bottle allocated per head
• Gavi di Gavi, Toledana, Italy
• Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Vidal, New Zealand
• Malbrontes Malbec-Torrontés, Mendoza, Argentina
• Côtes du Rhône, Les Abeilles Rouge, Jean-Luc Colombo, France
• Estandon Lumière de Provence Rosé, Coteaux Varois, France

 

Click here to complete the pre order menu & drinks package form.
 

Term & Conditions

We require your full payment & pre-order 1 week before your event date.
A non-refundable deposit of £10 per head will be taken at the time of booking to secure your reservation until this is taken your booking will be treated as provisional.
Strictly one bill per table.
If you choose to have a drinks tab we do require a credit/debit card behind the bar.
All prices include VAT
For your convenience a discretionary gratuity of 10% will be added to your bill for the benefit of serving & all other staff.

All of the service charge here at Le Benaix is distributed fairly between all staff.
 

Opening Times

Lunch service

Mon - Saturday 12 - 2:30pm

Evening service

Mon - Saturday 5:30 -930pm

Afternoon Tea

Mon - Saturday 2:00 - 4:00pm

Bar open

Mon - Saturday 12noon - Late
Sunday 12noon - 5:30pm

Get In Touch

Main Road, Rettendon

Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8DY
Tel No. 01245 987888

E.enquiries@brasseriebenaix.com

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